Maintenance Foreman at RICHLAND COUNTY RECREATION COMMISSION in Columbia, South Carolina

Posted in General Business 16 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.


This position directs a crew of equipment operators and skilled and semi-skilled workers in construction, repair, and maintenance of Richland County Recreation Commission (RCRC) parks, grounds, and buildings. Work involves operating medium and heavy duty equipment; transporting equipment to various construction and maintenance sites; maintaining, fixing, and cleaning equipment; making work assignments; and monitoring work performance and inspecting results. This position also secures equipment and shop; ensures crews have supplies needed; and assists with events and other services as requested.

Supervises a crew of maintenance workers, under direction from the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, in construction, repair, and maintenance of facilities and equipment when needed; monitors work performance.Assists in issuing daily assignments to inspect, repair, and mark fields related to outdoor recreation as, but not limited to, baseball, softball, soccer, football, and natural areas.Operates medium duty trucks, tractors, and commercial turf mowers; operates equipment such as front-end loaders, track hoes, bulldozers, and skid steers in grading, construction, demolition, and loading tasks; and operates dump trucks and trailers in the transportation and hauling of heavy equipment; and follows related federal and state transportation regulations.Driving to and from different locations within the Agency.Ensures equipment operators and crew follow safety and emergency procedures.Follows oral or written instructions; interprets sketches and specifications.Maintains established RCRC standards in work performed.Assists in performing inspections for assigned parks, equipment, and materials used in daily operations.Inspects equipment, makes adjustments, makes repairs, and performs other preventive maintenance on equipment used.Assists in issuing daily assignment to inspect, repair, and mark fields related to outdoor recreation for, but not limited to, baseball, softball, soccer, football, and natural areas.Assists in performing minor irrigation repairs to existing systems.Performs manual work as assigned.Maintians accurate records of equipment services and preventive maintance performed to medium and heavy equipment.Ensures crew has necessary supplies and working equipment.Locks and secures equipment and shop.Assists other department such as preparing for special events.Responds to requests and complaints.Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.
High school diploma or GED.Three (3) years of related grounds and ball field maintenance work experience including the safety operation of vehicles and construction equipment including one (1) year of supervisory experience.Or an equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specified requirements.
Knowledge of material, techniques, equipment, and safety procedures used in maintaining parks.Knowledge of general vehicle maintenance and upkeep.Knowledge of maintenance requirements for public buildings.Knowledge of safety procedures, rules, regulations, and policies when using ground maintenance equipment and medium duty equipment.Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to the operation of vehicles on roads.Knowledge of sports field construction, maintenance, and upkeep.Knowledge of making repairs to commercial fencing.Knowledge of the hazards involved in the use of heavy construction equipment and the safety precautions to be observed in construction work.Knowledge of the techniques, methods, and requirements for the use of complex construction equipment and machinery.Skill in operating heavy construction equipment.Skill in adjusting and repairing complex construction and maintenance equipment including gasoline and diesel powered equipment.Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software to perform the duties of the position.Skill in expressing ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.Ability to assist in supervising and coordinating the tasks of maintenance crews.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work as a team memberAbility to supervise and assist in assigning daily work orders for crew members at multiple parks.Ability to achieve the expectations, standards, and safety guidelines set by RCRC.Ability to assist in performing needed repairs and maintenance requirements for assigned equipment.Ability to use independent judgment and initiative to complete work without supervision.Ability to operate skid steer loaders and track equipment such as front end loaders, track hoes, and bulldozers in grading, construction, demolition, and loading tasks.
Must possess a valid Drivers License to drive an RCRC vehicle, and produce an acceptable 10 year driving record.

The work is very heavy work and requires exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work may also require balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, manual dexterity, grasping, handling, perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, distinguishing among sounds, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, expressing ideas by spoken word, shouting above noises, visual acuity in color/observations/equipment/inspections, and walking.


Work is typically performed in an environment with heavy equipment and machinery that could result in bodily harm to co-workers or others. Requires working on weekends as needed and being able to withstand exposure to various climatic conditions.
Richland County Recreation Commission has the right to revise this position description at any time, and does not represent in any way a contract of employment.